Because we focus so much on the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement on campuses, it’s easy to get the impression that such anti-Israeli students are the majority.
They are not. They are just the loud mouths, who scream, call people names, and built idiotic mock walls and checkpoints — for which they never include mock suicide bombers or shrapnel backpack bombs for context.
While it is true that anti-Israel sentiment has grown among some sectors of the student body, students remain mostly pro-Israel or — like students tend to be — apathetic.
A case in point to debunk the myth would be The University of Pennsylvania, which has seen some of the worst of the anti-Israel BDS movement, as detailed in my post in February 2012, Anti-Israel sickness on display at U. Penn:
Israel Matzavand JWeekly have good write-ups of the anti-Israel derangement at the University of Pennsylvania, which hosted a Boycott Divest Sanction conference. Not Boycott Divest Sanction Syria, or Saudi Arabia, or Iran … just Israel.
We have featured these anti-Semitic — yes that’s what they are by their actions – before, but they are far more vicious and devious than most people understand, and one of their primary goals is the indoctrination of college students into the anti-Israel movement.
This audio shows a U. Penn. professor discussing how to work anti-Israel agitation into classes that have nothing to do with Israel:
That U. Penn indoctrinator was Amy Kaplan, former President of the American Studies Association and supporter of the ASA anti-Israel academic boycott. Bet that doesn’t surprise you. She’s also Chair of U. Penn’s English Department.
So it’s good to see U. Penn. students standing up to these Propagandists with Ph.D’s.
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